Saturday, February 16, 2019, 3 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Game: Ohio Northern will wrap up its 2018-19 season on Saturday when it hosts Muskingum on Senior Day ... Northern will honor its six seniors: Kevin Austin, Ryan Bruns, Daniel Donner, Sean Grady, Grant McConnell and Austin Wurm, in a pre-game ceremony ... The Polar Bears have won 2 of their last 3 games, including an 82-73 road victory at Heidelberg on Wednesday ... All-American Ryan Bruns led 6 Polar Bears in double figures in scoring with 16 points ... Junior Caleb Bryan scored all of his career-high 15 points in the first 20 minutes as the Polar Bears used a 31-4 run to build a 47-24 halftime lead ... Through 24 games this season, Bruns leads the Polar Bears and the OAC in scoring, averaging 20.5 ppg ... He also tops the team and the OAC with 56 blocks and is third in the OAC with a team-best 8.6 rpg average ... Bruns is ONU's all-time leader in blocked shots with 245 ... He ranks 7th all-time in ONU history in career field goal percentage at 55.0%, is 4th with 1,653 career points, is 4th in made field goals with 628, is 5th in made free throws with 363 and is 11th with 709 career rebounds ... Donner is second on the team and fifth in the OAC in rebounding at 6.8 rpg and leads the team and is second in the OAC in FG shooting percentage at 60.1 while averaging 10.3 ppg ... Junior Austin Allemeier is third on the team in scoring, averaging 8.8 ppg and leads the team with 75 assists ... The Muskies have clinched the #8 seed in next week's OAC Tournament ... MU enters today's game coming off a 98-73 loss at #19-ranked Marietta on Wednesday ... Senior Jayson Peoples led the Muskies with 12 points, sophomore Tyler Bardall cashed in 11 points and senior Brandon Keyes tallied 10 points ... Senior Devon Peart leads MU in scoring this season at 14.5 ppg and is second in rebounding at 4.3 rpg ... Sophomore Mitch Clark is second in scoring at 10.9 ppg and leads in rebounding at 4.5 rpg.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #25 Ty Staten, Fr., (3.7 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 57 Assists)
G - #14 Daniel Unruh, Fr., (7.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 55 Assists, 28 Steals)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Jr., (8.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 26 3FGs, 75 Assists)
F - #13 Daniel Donner, Sr., (10.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, .601 FG%)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr., (20.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 56 Blocks, 42 Assists, 25 Steals)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series with Muskingum by a 64-52 margin ... MU won the first meeting this season 92-78 on Jan. 16 in New Concord ... Ohio Northern is 39-16 all-time against MU in Ada, including a 33-11 record in the ONU Sports Center.
ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his third season at ONU with a 41-37 record, a winning percentage of .527.